HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—A senior Pentagon official has explained why the former Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) director was fired and the need for the office to reside under DARPA management. Former SCO Director Chris Shank submitted a separate decision package to Capitol Hill from his boss on the fate of how the office would be managed, Mike Griffin, undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, told reporters here Aug. 7 during the Space and Missile Defense Symposium. ...

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